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Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Week in Review

Sunday, June 18 2017
06 · 18

Competition Makes us Stronger

At the end of a week in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, at the seventeenth Wine Align National Wine Awards, 24 judges have managed to whittle down 1700 entries to about 350 heading for the final rounds. Full competition results will be announced sometime in mid-July and published at www.winealign.ca. In the meantime, you can catch up on our current Cheese Dream: Burrata, our Top 10 Reds for Father’s Day, our latest video on the origins of Kiwi sauvignon blanc, and of course dozens of new reviews posted in the last 30 days.

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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
by: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Fresh Local Rosés

Fresh Local Rosés

There's something about summer that makes us drink pink. Don't get me wrong - I love drinking rosé wines year round, though there is little better than sitting in the warm summer sunlight enjoying a refreshing glass of crisp, dry rosé. Think Pink. Rosés really are the best of both wine worlds, especially when it comes to pairing them with food. A rainbow spectrum of hues aside, the versatility of these wines is a huge part of their appeal. You have the freshness, acidity and best food-friendliness of white wines, with the structure, berry fruit, tannins and best food-friendliness of red wines...
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Treve Ring
From the TreveHouseby: Treve Ring
#NWAC17 - Flight by Flight

#NWAC17 - Flight by Flight

Earlier this week we wrapped the seventeeth National Wine Awards of Canada in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Alongside 21 of Canada’s top wine judges (my wine family) we tasted some 1700 wines over five days, rolling through 2400 Zwilling Prédicat crystal glasses, 6000 bottles and a couple of hundred flights (and a good number of beers, negronis, cups of coffee and gallons of sparkling mineral water. Here’s a cool short time lapse video of set up for #NWAC17.I logged a rolling play by play from my panel captain’s chair as I worked my way through over 50 flights of 100 percent Canadian wine over five consecutive days...
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Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
by: Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Top 10 : Reds for Dad

Top 10 : Reds for Dad

At the risk of stereotyping the masculine gender, it's a dad’s kind of Top Ten this week : red wines in honour of Father’s Day. If you are grilling beef or pork or even venison or root vegetables, this is the list for you. Happy Father’s Day to men everywhere. 89/100Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States 90/100Quinta do Crasto Superior 2013Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, Portugal 94/100Mount Brave Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Mount Veede...
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